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Supreme, one of the most coveted skate-inspired clothing brands, is suing women’s clothing brand Married to the Mob and its founder Leah McSweeney for trademark infringement to the tune of $10 million.
Mr. Brainwash’s works recently joined the increasing number of cases on appropriation art after photographer Dennis Morris sued the street artist for use of his 1977 picture of Sid Vicious.
This is the story of a Vermont-based artist’s attempt to register “Eat more kale” as a trademark. His efforts have been thwarted by Chick-Fil-A Inc. fast-food chain. Robert Muller-More was informed by US Patent and Trademark Office that his mark was likely to be confused with the chain’s “eat mor chikin” mark.
The Food and Drug Administration’s recent decision, which reasoned that the drug posed public health and safety concerns, creates serious patent implications with regard to generic drugs.
On April 3rd, 2013 the USPTO withdrew its initial rejection of Apple, Inc.’s application for federal trademark protection of the term IPAD MINI for being “merely descriptive.”
The Supreme Court will decide in June just how much human manipulation is involved in “isolated” gene sequences.
Vringo Inc. is appealing a federal court decision awarding it damages and future royalties from its suit against Google, AOL, and other companies for patent infringement, seeking an increase on the dollar amount awarded and an increase in the running royalty rate.
Facebook is being sued over its use of the phrase “Timeline,” and this case is going to court.
Shanghai Internet technology company Zhizhen brought suit against Apple, Inc., claiming that Apple’s Siri infringed on its patent for “Xiaoi,” a chat robot system. Specifically, Zhizhen contends that Siri’s core technology—man-machine interaction—is based on the word chat robot system which Xiaoi patented.
On April 12, the Intellectual Property Brief held its 2nd Annual Symposium with one segment focused on the Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents, how this alternative to complex civil litigation has fared so far, and how it will be used going forward.